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Summer Schools

Online Matilda Workshop

Hamilton Online Workshop

Join Kelly Downing, from the Award Winning West End Show, Hamilton, and learn songs and dances from the hit show!

Monday 15th February

4-5pm Ages 13+ years

Kelly Downing

Kelly Downing

Theatre credits: Original West End Cast Ensemble in Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre); Royal Variety Performance 2020 with Jason Manford, Gary Barlow, Marisha Wallace (Blackpool Winter Gardens); Dance Captain and understudy Spirit of Sherwood Robin Hood 2020 (Woking Theatre); Olivier Awards 2018 with Hamilton (Royal Albert Hall); Royal Variety Performance with Hamilton (London Palladium); Sentebale Gala with Hamilton (Victoria Palace Theatre); Original Cast Ensemble in Bodyguard (Germany); Joule and understudied and played the roles of Buffy and Ashley in 25th Anniversary of Starlight Express (Germany); Ensemble and understudied and played the roles of Patty and Frenchy in Grease (UK Tour); Ensemble and understudy Cinderella in Cinderella (Aylesbury Theatre); Ensemble in Dick Whittington and Aladdin (Belgrade Theatre)

She was also a dancer for Olly Murs at The Brit Awards 2012 (O2 Arena); Medal ceremony presenter Grandstand (BBC2); Dancer for Our Town Story (02 Arena); Skater for New Balance for a corporate event; Skater for advert H&M Christmas; Joule on the 25th Anniversary Cast Recording of Starlight Express (Germany); Skater and Dancer for advert Hunky Dorys; Buffalo is How We Roll (Ireland);

Kelly has also taught lots of workshops for professional schools across the country including: Doreen Bird, LIPA, Laine Theatre Arts, CentrePointe, Bodyworks and PineapplePPA. She also teaches smaller schools regularly and gets a lot of enjoyment out of seeing students develop and learn to make their way into the industry.

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Summer Schools

Online Matilda Workshop

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Join Nina Bell, from the West End Show, Matilda, and learn songs and dances from the hit show!

Monday 15th February

10-11am Ages 6-10 years

11am-12pm Ages 11-16 years

Nina Bell is a professional West End Performer. At the age of 11 Nina made her West End Debut in Billy Elliot, she attended Full Time education at The Sylvia Young Theatre School and graduated with a Musical Theatre Dipolma from Laine Theatre Arts in 2017. 

Nina’s most recent credits include: Swing in The No.1 U.K. and Ireland Tour of Matilda with the Royal Shakespeare Company, Bonnie in The Little Beasts at The Other Palace and Betty Lou in the Original U.K. Tour of The Grinch Who Stole Christmas!

Nina has a real passion for teaching and wants to  pass down and share her love, knowledge and skills with the younger generation.

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Summer Schools

Peppa Pig Online Workshop

Thursday 18th February at 10-11am

Join Melanie Clark, who operates George Pig in the Theatre show of Peppa Pig, as she takes you on a Puddle Hunt, teaches you the Muddy Puddles Dance and finishes off with a Peppa Pig dance party with games and lots of fun activities! Scroll up to book your space.

This workshop is suitable for anyone who LOVES Peppa Pig, but especially for those aged 3-6 years.

If you are currently enrolled with Rise Studios, this workshop is FREE for you, so just email to save your space.

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Dance workshops

Under 8's Workshop

Coming Soon

Watch this space for details of our LOL Workshop for the Under 8's. This will be a mixture of ballet, modern and funky dancing, along with singing, games and crafts, all LOL themed!

Booking will open once full details are confirmed. To book a place, scroll down to the bottom of the page. Spaces are limited!

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Professional Dance Week

Professional Dance Week

16th to 20th August 2021

Rise Studios is offering a week of intense professional dance training for those aged 10 to 18 years.

Fully equipped dance studio with full length mirrors, barres and sprung floors.

Faculty for 2021 TBC but ALL teachers are working industry professionals who are currently in the West End or in the Commercial industry.

Previous years classes were taught by industry professionals including Clare Rickard from 42nd Street and Joshua Robinson from Dream Girls.

There will also be talks on auditions, agents and general life as a professional dancer. Don’t miss this fantastic opportunity to discover what it’s like to be a professional dancer without having to travel in to London!

Only £180 including VAT for West End quality professional training!

Here is what some of our dancers from previous years have said....

'This has been the best week of my life, please do another workshop at Easter!!!'

'The teachers have been amazing this week, I actually cannot pick a favourite one. I have loved them all!'

'I have learnt so much this week, so many different styles of dance. I just wish the week was longer!!'


Musical Theatre Summer School

Musical Theatre Summer School

23rd to 27th August 2021

We can't wait to organise our next Summer School. We are in the early stages of planning, so please keep checking back as we will announce our theme soon!

If you are looking for a quality Musical Theatre Summer School and not just a Holiday play scheme, then look no further!

We are not a franchise, and are very proud of the fact that our Summer Schools are taught by West End Professionals, so your children will be getting the very best possible training.

Offering the same professional experience as a London Summer School, here in Rickmansworth, Hertfordshire.

Most of all our Summer Schools are great fun, your child will make new friends, learn new skills and will be begging to come back again next year! (NO experience necessary)

Ages 6- 18years old (Age groups are split)
10am-4pm £180 including VAT.

Mini Performers ages 3-6years
9.30am-12.30pm £96 including VAT.

Please scroll to the bottom of the page to book now. 

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